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NOSTALGIA
MILITARY HISTORY & WARFARE
MARITIME
ANIMALS & NATURAL WORLD
ART & ARCHITECTURE
FILM & THEATRE
HISTORY
SPORT
ADULT
MUSIC
MONARCHS
SPECIAL INTEREST & MISCELLANEOUS
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Click here to read TITANIC: FACT & FABLE a concise summary of the Titanic story, by Nicholas Bird.
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NEW PACKS

Queen Elizabeth Playing Cards QUEEN ELIZABETH II
PLAYING CARDS celebrating QUEEN ELIZABETH II's 90th birthday in iconic and rare images, from her childhood to her mature years as a much-loved queen. A collectors' pack portraying Her Majesty as monarch, mother and wife, in poses both Happy and Glorious.

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Australia, Playing Cards AUSTRALIA
A celebration of AUSTRALIA past, in classic images featuring the exotic beauty of her landscape and wildlife, and the vitality of her people. Memories of a vibrant young country in graphic art – including stunning posters – at its luminous best. PURE NOSTALGIA!

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Australia, Playing Cards
Cruise Liners , Playing Cards THE GOLDEN AGE OF CRUISES
CLASSIC LINERS and images recalling romantic days and nights on distant seas, and the thrill of exploring mysterious cities and islands. A collectors' pack celebrating the halcyon days of CRUISES - when travel was adventurous and exotic!

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german Beer, Playing Cards GERMAN BEER
A whole culture surrounds GERMAN BEER, from the ancient Bavarian Reinheitsgebot and the culture of the bierkeller, with its camaraderie and songs, to the graphic art of its posters, signs and labels, here celebrated in a collectors' pack of beautifully illustrated playing cards. PROST!

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Banksy BANKSY
The street art of BANKSY is graffiti at its inventive best. Wall paintings and prints are featured on every card in these (unofficial) COLLECTORS' PLAYING CARDS celebrating a controversial artist whose witty social commentary, intriguing anonymity and guerrilla methods have brought worldwide fame.

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT
'Let's face the music and dance…' Brilliant images from the Golden Age of Entertainment. Fred and Ginger and Art Deco glamour, Busby Berkeley and Broadway, burlesque and the Folies Bergère of Josephine Baker… 'Come hear the music play, Life is a cabaret…'

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Jazz JAZZ
THE RESTLESS ART OF JAZZ in unique playing cards – from Satchmo to Sinatra – brilliant posters and sultry photos of Jazz royalty from Duke Ellington and Count Basie to the King of Swing and the Prince of Darkness, the incomparable Miles Davis. 'Jazz? If you gotta ask you ain't got it…'

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MOTORBIKES MOTORBIKES
'Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.' These brilliant ads and posters, featuring vintage MOTORBIKES in all their sleek pulsating glory, testify to the enduring thrill of classic machines like Harleys and Triumphs – proof that metal was not put on this earth to make paper clips.

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Van Gogh VAN GOGH
VAN GOGH's paintings are dreamlike, troubled - and brilliant, from the vibrant series of Sunflowers and Flowering Orchards, to the brooding self-portraits, the luminous Starry Night and the final bleak Wheat Fields. This collectors' pack celebrates a genius who sacrificed his mind for his art.

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NOSTALGIA

great britain, travel posters, Frank Newbold, Tom Purvis, British posters vintage COME TO BRITAIN
54 classic travel posters, from a golden age of poster art. Designed by such great graphic artists as Tom Purvis and Frank Newbould, they offered a seductive vision of Britain at its best – a land of pageant, of guardsmen and kilted pipers, of thatched cottage and cathedral, of peerless scenery, sandy beaches… and sun.

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great britain, travel posters, Frank Newbold, Tom Purvis, British posters vintage
London, Buckingham palace, england, red buses LONDON
'He who is tired of London is tired of life' – as these 54 classic images of London proclaim. Wren's great dome of St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, theatre, pageantry and parks - and the iconic red bus – make London the most popular capital in the world. 'Dull would he be of soul' who could pass it by…

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London, Buckingham palace, england, red buses
quirky britain, english eccentric, Queen laughing, Prince Charles, The Royal Family QUIRKY BRITAIN
Britain – 'this little world' as Shakespeare said, 'the envy of less happier lands' for her cricket and conkers, Marmite and Morris dancers, bowlers and busbies, brollies and buses, not forgetting the rain, the Royal Family, warm beer, fish 'n chips.…and world-class eccentrics. A collectors' pack of quirkiness.

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quirky britain, english eccentric, Queen laughing, Prince Charles, The Royal Family, funny, chicken marathon
pub signs, english pub signs PUB SIGNS
English pub signs are gems of folk art by unsung artists. This collectors' pack of playing cards celebrates, on every card, their charm and ingenuity. As pubs disappear so too do their signs, little slices of social history here preserved to enjoy - for their peculiarly English mixture of wit and naivety.

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Donald McGill Postcards, Seaside Art DONALD McGILLS'S SAUCY SEASIDE
SAUCY POSTCARDS were the stuff of seaside holidays, the naughtier the better – and the genius of the genre was Donald McGill. These nostalgic images feature a cast of randy men, drunks, mean Scotsmen, fat ladies, newlyweds, daft vicars, henpecked husbands – ‘a sub-world of smacked bottoms and scrawny mothers-in-law’ as George Orwell described McGill’s art, ‘the most perfect in the tradition’

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Donald McGill Illustrations, Saucy postcards, Postcard Art
Australia, Playing Cards AUSTRALIA
A celebration of AUSTRALIA past, in classic images featuring the exotic beauty of her landscape and wildlife, and the vitality of her people. Memories of a vibrant young country in graphic art – including stunning posters – at its luminous best. PURE NOSTALGIA!

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Ski Art SKI ART
Skiing for fun, a British invention, started in the 19th century in the Swiss Alps. Resorts and ski lifts multiplied, the fashion spread across Europe and to the US and Canada. Soon tourists were being seduced by posters designed by great graphic artists – like Hohlwein, Broders and Maurer. The classic posters in this pack celebrate the drama of skiing on spectacular, uncluttered mountains when speed was a thrilling novelty.

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Vintage Luggage Labels BON VOYAGE! LUGGAGE LABELS
Classic luggage labels from the 20s to 50s, jewels of graphic design by unsung artists. These seductive labels, recalling a less hurried age, were pasted onto leather suitcases, proud mementoes of grand hotels, of elegant ships and of the lost glamour of flying.

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Retro Luggage Labels
Cruise Liners , Playing Cards THE GOLDEN AGE OF CRUISES
CLASSIC LINERS and images recalling romantic days and nights on distant seas, and the thrill of exploring mysterious cities and islands. A collectors' pack celebrating the halcyon days of CRUISES - when travel was adventurous and exotic!

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Vintage Matchbox Covers STRIKE IT LUCKY! Vintage Match Box Covers
Stunning graphics and bold images from VINTAGE MATCH BOXES in 54 traditional PLAYING CARDS. Invented in 1826 in England by John Walker, the friction match has inspired some of the most arresting packaging in commercial art, as these beautiful cards reveal.

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german Beer, Playing Cards GERMAN BEER
A whole culture surrounds GERMAN BEER, from the ancient Bavarian Reinheitsgebot and the culture of the bierkeller, with its camaraderie and songs, to the graphic art of its posters, signs and labels, here celebrated in a collectors' pack of beautifully illustrated playing cards. PROST!

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Rail Art, Steam Engine, Rail Posters RAIL ART
THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILWAYS, before the age of jet travel, coincided with a golden age of graphic and industrial design. Sleek American diesels, and streamlined European steam engines, were pictured in seductive posters by great artist designers like Maurer and Cassandre. The fusion of industrial beauty with brilliant typography create a memorable genre of POSTER ART, both nostalgic and powerful.

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Railway Art, Train Posters, locomotives, art deco illustration
London Transport Posters, train posters, bus posters, transports posters, london, vintage posters LONDON TRANSPORT POSTERS
Graphic art achieved a pinnacle of power and beauty in these London Transport posters of the 20th century. A collectors' pack about London, its surrounding attractions and events – 54 vibrant posters of wit and ingenuity.

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Pin Up Girls PIN-UPS
Classic pin-ups from the golden age - a torrid mixture of brilliant studio portraits, tacky postcards and nostalgic (and suggestive) magazine covers, featuring bombshells like Anita Eckberg, Bardot, Rita Hayworth and justly forgotten starlets enjoying their 15 minutes of busty fame.

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Retro Pin Ups and Vintage Modelling Photos
Chocolate, Cadbury's, Nestle, Fry's, Rowntree's, Vintage adverts JOY OF CHOCOLATE
A celebration of the art and JOY OF CHOCOLATE. Classic ads, posters and packaging – a pack for collectors and card players who love a little shameless distraction. A delicious bite of nostalgia.

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Chocolate, Cadbury's, Nestle, Fry's, Rowntree's, Vintage adverts
American Dream Cars, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick AMERICAN DREAM CARS
The Cadillacs, Chevys and Buicks of the 1950s were fantasies of chrome and fin, streamlined icons of power, the ultimate triumph of style for style's sake. These classic ads and images reveal the 50's American auto in all its sleek elegance.

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MOTORBIKES MOTORBIKES
'Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.' These brilliant ads and posters, featuring vintage MOTORBIKES in all their sleek pulsating glory, testify to the enduring thrill of classic machines like Harleys and Triumphs – proof that metal was not put on this earth to make paper clips.

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whiskey, whisky, Scotch, Bourbon, labels, bottles CRIKEY!
Favourite characters like DESPERATE DAN and DENNIS THE MENACE are celebrated in brilliant covers and panels. A collectors' pack featuring classic comics from the famous Dundee publisher DC Thomson – including vintage teen and adventure yarns.

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whiskey, whisky, Scotch, Bourbon, labels, bottles
handbags, versace, Dior, Kelly, bags COMIC ART
Vintage American comic covers and panels. Romance, superheroes, crime and war – from schlock-horror kitsch to graphic brilliance. A celebration of the great age of the comic that inspired pop art masterpieces like Lichtenstein's 'WHAAM!'

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WW1, Planes, World War, Aircraft, Flying Ace, Warplanes GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL
There was a time, long gone, when AIR TRAVEL was exclusive and glamorous, when the novelty of speed, and seeing the world from the sky, was thrilling. These collectors' playing cards celebrate – in vintage posters, ads and rare photos – a Golden Age where passengers sat in streamlined ease, cosseted not corralled.

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WW1, Planes, World War, Aircraft, Flying Ace, Warplanes
bicycles BICYCLE ART
THESE BRILLIANT VINTAGE BICYCLE POSTERS hark back to a golden age when speed was new and thrilling, roads were empty and the new craze of biking opened up a new world of freedom and independence, and liberated women. A unique collectors' pack for both bicyclists and lovers of classic, vibrant graphic art.

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national parks NATIONAL PARKS
From Yosemite to the Adirondacks AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS are scenic monuments to early conservationists who preserved these peaks and lakes, rivers and woods. A collectors' deck celebrating unique landscapes in brilliant POSTERS from the Federal Art Project of the 1930s.From Yosemite to the Adirondacks AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS are scenic monuments to early conservationists who preserved these peaks and lakes, rivers and woods. A collectors' deck celebrating unique landscapes in brilliant POSTERS from the Federal Art Project of the 1930s.

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MILITARY HISTORY & WARFARE

world war i WORLD WAR I
The CENTENARY of the 1914-18 WAR commemorated in postcards and rare photos of the men who marched away. Collectors' playing cards featuring trench humour, not trenches, the ordinary soldier not generals, and the humour and patriotism of the HOME FRONT.

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World War 2

WORLD WAR 2 (Two different box designs available)
Commemorative PLAYING CARDS featuring iconic colour and monochrome images of WORLD WAR 2 — on all 54 cards — in memorable photographs and dramatic posters. Included are familiar but great shots as well as rare pictures of men and machines at the sharp end of battle.

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The Battle Of Passchendaele, War posters, 1914-18 1914-18 (Flanders Field Museum)
We commemorate the 90th anniversary of The Battle Of Passchendaele (1917) in these unique cards featuring 54 historic photographs and brilliant, evocative posters of the ‘war to end all wars’.

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Pioneers of Aviation, Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson THE DAWN OF FLIGHT
Magnificent Men and Women in their flying machines, aviation pioneers who risked their lives in fearless pursuit of the dream of flight. The Wright Brothers, Bleriot, Lindbergh, the intrepid Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart - all are celebrated in this commemorative collectors' deck of unique playing cards, featuring rare photos and posters.

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The Battle of Britain BATTLE OF BRITAIN
54 commemorative playing cards of Britain's 'finest hour'. The Few, those brave RAF fighter pilots, won the Battle of Britain against odds, but her people withstood the Blitz, and later the doodle bugs and V2s. It was 'business as usual' in the face of bombs, bossy ARP wardens, rationing - and Spam.

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Battle of Waterloo WATERLOO 200
54 playing cards published with WATERLOO 200, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a defining moment in European history. The armies of both sides, and their leaders and soldiers, are featured on every card in rare prints, portraits and dramatic paintings of the ferocity of war.

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Victoria Cross FOR VALOUR - VICTORIA CROSS HEROES
54 playing cards dedicated to an extraordinary breed featuring a gallery of heroes, many of whom made the supreme sacrifice in one selfless act of courage.

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Military Uniforms DRESSED FOR WAR
Military Uniforms from Europe and N. America c. 1750 to 1914, can be enjoyed both as a fascinating record of how men once Dressed for War, and as little jewels of (mostly 19C) illustration. A collectors' deck for the connoisseur with colourful images on each card.

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American Civil War AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (Library of Congress)
Includes classic portraits by the great Mathew Brady of legendary leaders and generals like Lincoln, Lee, Grant and Sherman. Plus colour prints of great battles and memorable images of citizen soldiers. From The Library Of Congress, Washington.

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Admiral Nelson NELSON: HIS NAVY, LIFE & TIMES
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the life and world of VICE-ADMIRAL NELSON, in 54 memorable images from the National Maritime Museum's collections. His navy, brilliant career and private life are captured in revealing portraits and dramatic paintings.

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Charles de Gaulle, general de gaulle photos DE GAULLE
Commemorative cards honouring France’s greatest wartime leader and statesman who inspired and led résistants and Free French troops to victory. 54 dramatic, evocative images, including rare photos of General de Gaulle in his finest hour. Published with the assistance of the Fondation Charles de Gaulle, Paris.

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French Resistance,  WW2, World War 2, Résistants FRENCH RESISTANCE
Résistants in WW2 included all classes, faiths and political beliefs, united by the goal of liberation. These commemorative PLAYING CARDS celebrate the men and women of the army of the shadows, who by their sacrifice and bravery restored the glory of France.

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german resistance, CLAUS SCHENK GRAF VON STAUFFENBERG, Stauffenberg, Adolf Hitler, WW2, World War 2 HEROES OF THE GERMAN RESISTANCE
Commemorative playing cards featuring – on every card – German Resistance heroes, with concise historical captions, brave men and women 'driven only by the restlessness of their conscience' (Churchill) who fought Hitler and Nazism from within, despite terrible risks.

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Tanks TANKS!
A collectors' pack produced with Britain's Tank Museum, the world's largest tank collection, featuring rare wartime images feature iconic tanks - with their specifications.

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British Tank Specifications
Warplanes of World War 2, World War II, Allied Warplanes, Axis warplanes WARPLANES
WARPLANES of World War II, in dramatic and evocative images. The great aircraft are all here, both Allied and Axis, together with their specifications, so that enthusiasts can play Megatrump as well as traditional card games.

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Battleships, Warships, battle cruisers, war photography BATTLESHIPS (with the NMM and IWM)
Battleships and battle-cruisers had their finest hour in the last century — naval architects fused speed, fire-power, endurance and armour into the most fearsome fighting ships ever built. Their names recall ferocious battles Bismarck, Hood, Yamato, Missouri — beautiful vessels with awesome guns captured in these fine and dramatic photos. Captions provide stats of performance and main armament.

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WW1, Planes, World War, Aircraft, Flying Ace, Warplanes ACES HIGH - WW1 ACES & PLANES
Aces High, WW1 Aces & Planes - Legendary aces and aircraft of the Great War. The Red Baron and the Fokker Triplane, Mannock and the SE5a, Rickenbacker, Fonck, Baracca and the Spad XIII… Knights of the air, famed for skill, bravery – and ruthlessness.

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MARITIME

Ocean liners OCEAN LINERS (NMM)
The great ocean liners of the last century were flagships of design, seducing passengers with flamboyance within and sleek elegance without. Only 15 years separates the ill-fated Titanic (1912) and the Ile de France (1927) but the latter’s modernity is of another era. The greatest of all luxury liners, the Normandie (1935), championed this unique style paquebot as did the beautiful Queen Mary (1936), both featured in these 54 nostalgic images of a lost world of extravagance and ease.

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Cruise Liners , Playing Cards THE GOLDEN AGE OF CRUISES
CLASSIC LINERS and images recalling romantic days and nights on distant seas, and the thrill of exploring mysterious cities and islands. A collectors' pack celebrating the halcyon days of CRUISES - when travel was adventurous and exotic!

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Titanic TITANIC
Commemorative PLAYING CARDS featuring 54 iconic photographs of RMS TITANIC, her officers and passengers, and memorabilia. They convey the beauty of the doomed ship, and a nostalgic world of elegance and optimism. To accompany the pack, Nicholas Bird has written a concise summary — TITANIC: FACT & FABLE — of the Titanic story.

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Titanic photographs, Titanic photos, Titanic sinks
The America's Cup, Sailing Regatta THE AMERICA'S CUP
54 classic photos of defenders and challengers in sailing's greatest regatta. From the schooners and sloops of the early years, through the majestic J-class and sleek 12-metre yachts, these graceful vessels recall the heyday of The AMERICA'S CUP, the oldest active trophy in international sport.

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Admiral Nelson NELSON: HIS NAVY, LIFE & TIMES
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the life and world of VICE-ADMIRAL NELSON, in 54 memorable images from the National Maritime Museum's collections. His navy, brilliant career and private life are captured in revealing portraits and dramatic paintings.

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ANIMALS & THE NATURAL WORLD

Birds Of The World BIRDS OF THE WORLD
Featuring 54 of THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM'S most beautiful ornithological studies.  A unique collectors' pack of hand-coloured prints and paintings, by turns exquisite and exotic, for art lovers and lovers of birds.

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Peacock, Penguin, Owl
Animals of the Wild, Tiger, Zebras ANIMALS OF THE WILD
The BEAUTY OF THE BEAST in 54 remarkable photographs.  Animals of the wild – in jungle, wilderness and desert - are featured in this collectors’ pack of traditional playing cards celebrating the animal kingdom, from the majesty of the lion to the grace of the gazelle.

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Polar Bears, Jaguar, Chimpanzee, Monkey
 Nature illustrations THE GENIUS OF NATURE (Fitzwilliam Museum)
54 beautiful studies of flowers and fruit, birds and butterflies, landscape and rural life - in a traditional pack by masters of the art of nature, including Monet, Cézanne, Hiroshige and the unsung limners of the medieval world.

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Horse Playing Cards THE BEAUTY OF THE HORSE
The HORSE in all its athleticism and grace is captured in masterpieces by such great equine artists as Leonardo, Gericault, Stubbs and Degas. Stunning posters and photographs celebrate the horse in peace and war - racing, hunting, performing... 54 traditional collectors' PLAYING CARDS for lovers of this most noble of animals.

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ART & ARCHITECTURE

Art of Ancient Egypt, Nefertiti THE ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT
54 collectors’ PLAYING CARDS illustrate - on every card - the art of the pharaohs in sculpture, painting, ceramics and jewellery.

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tutankhamun, Pharoahs, Egyptian Art, The Spynx, Pyramids
Wonders of The World WONDERS OF THE WORLD
54 cards including natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest, ancient man-made wonders like the Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China through wonders of the classical world like the Colosseum and Hagia Sophia, to the more recent Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A selection to stimulate, provoke and delight.

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Taj Mahal, architecture, wonders of the world
Greek & Roman Art GREEK AND ROMAN ART
The masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the development of Western art, to the Italian Hign Renaissance and beyond. From the sensuous beauty of Apollo and Venus, to the powerful portraits of heroes and Emperors, this connoisseur's pack is a tribute to the incomparable art of the ancients.

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Monet Playing Cards MONET
Monet's serene painting ‘Impression, Sunrise’ of 1872 gave the name IMPRESSIONISM to this great and revolutionary movement. As its founder member, Monet was guided by its principles throughout his long life, painting from nature, rendering the play of light on objects, on costume, on water. 54 of Monet's most enchanting paintings are featured, including his incomparable water-lily series.

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Monet Paintings
Van Gogh VAN GOGH
VAN GOGH's paintings are dreamlike, troubled - and brilliant, from the vibrant series of Sunflowers and Flowering Orchards, to the brooding self-portraits, the luminous Starry Night and the final bleak Wheat Fields. This collectors' pack celebrates a genius who sacrificed his mind for his art.

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Art playing cards, Mona Lisa, Monet THE ART PACK
The art pack celebrates the genius of the world’s greatest painters, from Leonardo to Van Gogh. These 54 masterpieces offer a unique introduction to Western Painting, and will enliven every card game.

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Art, paintings, Girl with the pearl earring, laughing cavalier
Art Detail Cards ART DETAIL
Beautiful and bewitching images, gems often overlooked, are featured on all 54 cards. These beguiling corners of favourite Masterpieces proclaim the genius, virtuosity — and sheer love of painting — of the great masters, from Giotto to Cézanne.

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Close up painting, Mona Lisa
Nude Playing Cards THE NUDE
Every card in this beautiful pack celebrates the nude in western art, and the virtuosity and genius of old and modern masters from Botticelli to Renoir.

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Nude Portraits, Nude Paintings, Female Nude
American Dream Cars, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick STATELY HOMES
Downton Abbey's popularity, and that of its real star Highclere Castle, highlights the enduring lure of England's stately homes. This collectors' pack celebrates - in 54 vintage postcards, prints and photos - English palaces, castles and great country houses, justly renowned for their close union with the landscape.

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American Dream Cars, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick
CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE
The CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE, those fantasies of brick and stone, are celebrated in PLAYING CARDS featuring beautiful vintage posters, and rare postcards./ Les CHÂTEAUX DE LA LOIRE, rêves de pierres, sont à l'honneur avec ce jeu dont chaque carte est illustrée d'affiches d'époque et de cartes postales rares.

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CHATEAUX de la LOIRE
Banksy BANKSY
The street art of BANKSY is graffiti at its inventive best. Wall paintings and prints are featured on every card in these (unofficial) COLLECTORS' PLAYING CARDS celebrating a controversial artist whose witty social commentary, intriguing anonymity and guerrilla methods have brought worldwide fame.

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FILM & THEATRE

Classic Movie Posters CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS
54 classic and cult movie posters from Europe and America - promoting movies both memorable and forgettable, but in this Golden Age from the 20th. century even the tackiest picture got the full studio treatment, stirring images, powerful graphics...

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King Kong, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe
Movie Stars, Hollywood film stars, Movie quotes, Classic Lines, Casablanca, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe quotes MOVIE STARS
Great movie stars, from Garbo to Pacino, are pictured in brilliant photos and publicity shots — together with their most memorable lines and quips. A film buff’s dream   favourite stars with favourite quotes   on every playing card…‘Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn’ ’I coulda been a contender’ ‘Round up the usual suspects’ ‘What a dump!’ ‘You talking to me?’…

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James Dean, Lana Turner, Mae West
Holwood photos, movie portraits, marlene dietrich HOLLYWOOD 1 (Kobal Collection)
More great Hollywood stars from Marlene Dietrich and James Cagney to Rita Hayworth and John Wayne. 18 classic studio portraits on the court cards, aces and jokers.

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Holwood photos, movie portraits, marlene ietrich, john wayne, oliver hardy, laurel & hardy
Holwood photos, movie portraits, lauren bacall, humphrey bogart, marilyn monroe, paul newman, movie stills, cinema HOLLYWOOD 2 (Kobal Collection)
More great Hollywood stars from Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando. 18 classic studio portraits on the court cards, aces and jokers.

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Holwood photos, movie portraits, marilyn monroe, groucho marxm movie stills
Movie Monsters, Frankenstein's Monster, Boris Karloff MOVIE MONSTERS
Schlock horror! The greatest and scariest Hollywood monsters, from King Kong and Godzilla to Dracula and TARANTULA! Spine-tingling, terrifying…tacky.

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Wild West, clint eastwood, cowboys & indians WILD WEST: HEROES, VILLAINS, MOVIE LEGENDS
THE WILD WEST...rugged pioneers, gunslingers, hard riding and drinking, wide-open towns - the dangerous, heroic West of Buffalo Bill and Billy the Kid, and of John Wayne westerns; yet a place of beauty too, and nobility, as these cards, with their stunning portraits of the landscape and of Native Americans, reveal. 

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT
'Let's face the music and dance…' Brilliant images from the Golden Age of Entertainment. Fred and Ginger and Art Deco glamour, Busby Berkeley and Broadway, burlesque and the Folies Bergère of Josephine Baker… 'Come hear the music play, Life is a cabaret…'

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HISTORY

American Dream Cars, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick PRESIDENTS
An original look at all 43 US Presidents - including prominent First Ladies - in oils, prints and rare photos. Featuring dignified portraits, caricatures, snaps of unguarded moments and scenes with presidential children and pets. A collectors' deck celebrating the presidency and its custodians, both great and flawed.

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President John F. Kennedy, JFK JFK (President John F. Kennedy)
With the John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Memorable photos of President John F. Kennedy during the White House years, including touching pictures of JFK with Jackie and their young family. A charming memento of Camelot.

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African American, President Obama AFRICAN AMERICA: STRUGGLE / CULTURE / ACHIEVEMENT
54 classic photos from The Library of Congress, commemorating the struggle, culture and achievement of African Americans, from slavery to the present. This collectors’ pack features some of the Library’s finest portraits, as well as charming and evocative studies of childhood.

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Writers & poets, william shakespeare, james joyce, bronte sisters WRITERS & POETS (National Portrait Gallery)
Featuring great British and Irish writers and poets from Shakespeare to Joyce. 18 magnificent photographs and paintings of famous and popular authors including the Brontës, Byron, Dickens and Wilfred Owen.

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Wild West, clint eastwood, cowboys & indians WILD WEST: HEROES, VILLAINS, MOVIE LEGENDS
THE WILD WEST...rugged pioneers, gunslingers, hard riding and drinking, wide-open towns - the dangerous, heroic West of Buffalo Bill and Billy the Kid, and of John Wayne westerns; yet a place of beauty too, and nobility, as these cards, with their stunning portraits of the landscape and of Native Americans, reveal. 

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SPORT

Motor racing, racing legends, grand prix posters, racing photography, ferrari, fangio, moss, bugatti, maserati MOTOR RACING LEGENDS
MOTOR RACING LEGENDS on every card. FANGIO and MOSS, BUGATTI and MASERATI, the names recall the panache – and sometimes fatal daring – of old. This COLLECTORS' PACK celebrates, in iconic photos and posters, a golden age when the driver was king, and when cars had classic lines uncluttered by logos.

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Golf Art THE ART OF GOLF
The game of GOLF has inspired some of the greatest poster artists and photographers. This collectors' pack of golfing photos, art and ephemera features 54 memorable images of golf and golfers during an era of unprecedented graphic creativity.

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Muhammad Ali photos, boxing photography, rumble in the jungle ALI: THE GREATEST
Muhammad Ali was the finest boxer of all time, quite simply ‘the greatest’. His artistry, power and speed were unique. He was a phenomenon – deft, brutal, nimble, witty, eloquent and above all charismatic, as these classic photos – and quotes – reveal. He really did ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.

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football legends FOOTBALL
A FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL LEGENDS and football past, in brilliant posters, covers and photos - stunning images and classic graphics that celebrate the art of football, 'the beautiful game'.

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ADULT

Erotica, eric wilkins photographs, Naked woman EROTICA
Exquisite, erotic pictures — by acclaimed photographer Eric Wilkins — of desire and arousal. His sensuous, monochrome images provide provocative distraction with their graphic and varied depiction of love and lust.

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male nudes, naked men, muscled men, muscled physique MAN: THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
Portraits — by acclaimed photographers — of the male physique. This celebration of the beauty of man will be enjoyed by all who revere the human form as the greatest of all creations.

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MUSIC

Elvis Presley, Elvis photos ELVIS
Elvis from the exuberance of the Jailhouse Rock era to the flamboyant Las Vegas years — these official photographs from Presley's own Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, make superb playing cards.

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Jazz JAZZ
THE RESTLESS ART OF JAZZ in unique playing cards – from Satchmo to Sinatra – brilliant posters and sultry photos of Jazz royalty from Duke Ellington and Count Basie to the King of Swing and the Prince of Darkness, the incomparable Miles Davis. 'Jazz? If you gotta ask you ain't got it…'

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MONARCHS

Queen Elizabeth Playing Cards QUEEN ELIZABETH II
PLAYING CARDS celebrating QUEEN ELIZABETH II's 90th birthday in iconic and rare images, from her childhood to her mature years as a much-loved queen. A collectors' pack portraying Her Majesty as monarch, mother and wife, in poses both Happy and Glorious.

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Royal Wedding ROYAL WEDDING
Celebrating the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton – an event to cheer even the gloomiest misanthrope. In photographs featuring their life and love, we see two young people whose modesty, charm and sense of duty will be a source of pride to their families, and to their country.

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Royal brides, royal wedding, queen elizabeth, kate middleton ROYAL BRIDES
The romance and pageantry of Prince William's wedding to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has inspired these collectors' playing cards devoted to ROYAL BRIDES, from Queen Victoria to the enchanting Princess Grace of Monaco and beyond. An unashamedly joyful celebration of beautiful brides – and beautiful gowns.

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 Royal paintings, kings & Queens, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth II KINGS & QUEENS (National Portrait Gallery)
Featuring KINGS and QUEENS of England and Great Britain from William The Conqueror to Elizabeth II. 18 magnificent portraits of English monarchs including the great (Henry VIII) and the good (Elizabeth I), the tragic (Charles I) and triumphant (Henry V).

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pack of royals, Royal Family, willie rushton illustrations PACK OF ROYALS
The late Willie Rushton’s cheeky caricatures of the British Royal Family, that provoked outrage at the Lord Chamberlain’s office.

Two different colour box designs available / Card size 58mm x 89mm

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SPECIAL INTEREST & MISCELLANEOUS

Angels, cherubs ANGELS
festive pack of ANGELS from the sublime LEONARDO to winsome Victorian Christmas cards, a celebration of ANGELS in their annunciate glory and cherubic kitsch... 54 angelic images.

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Spies, James Bond, Ian Flemming, Mata Hari, Philby, 007, MI5 SPIES
The shadowy world of SPIES, from the legendary Mata Hari to notorious traitors like Philby. A pack for the espionage connoisseur that also features classic spy movie posters.

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Gangsters, Prohibition era, Al Capone, mobsters GANGSTERS
Featuring mobsters and gunmen — the world of Capone, tommy guns, Prohibition and the speakeasy — classic photos of real life gangsters, cops and robbers.

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Womens Shoes SHOES
A celebration of shoes from slippers to stilettos, classic designs from past masters to contemporary icons like Blahnik, Choo and Louboutin. A feast of fashionable and fantastic footwear including stylish graphics from elegant ads and posters.

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The Joy Of Wine THE JOY OF WINE
A celebration of the joy of wine, and the delightful paintings, posters and decorative art that the grape has inspired. A pack for all who are seduced by the fizz of champagne, by the elegance of a classic label, and ever enjoy that frisson of anticipation when the cork pops and the wine, the aperitif, the liqueur gurgles into the glass.

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german Beer, Playing Cards GERMAN BEER
A whole culture surrounds GERMAN BEER, from the ancient Bavarian Reinheitsgebot and the culture of the bierkeller, with its camaraderie and songs, to the graphic art of its posters, signs and labels, here celebrated in a collectors' pack of beautifully illustrated playing cards. PROST!

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Zodiac Cards ZODIAC (Bodleian Library)
Exotic and beautiful images of the zodiac on all 54 cards in this collectors' pack. From the art of east and west — depicting subject that has intrigued and inspired artists down the centuries.

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whiskey, whisky, Scotch, Bourbon, labels, bottles THE ART OF WHISKEY
A connoisseur's pack of playing cards, celebrating WHISKY (or whiskey) – Scotch, Irish, Rye and Bourbon – in nostalgic labels and ads, often featuring images of stage Scotsmen in the rudest of health for drinking this 'liquid sunshine' (Shaw). For 'the best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch' (W.C. Fields).

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handbags, versace, Dior, Kelly, bags HANDBAGS
Handbags, Vintage to Versace - HANDBAG HEAVEN! A celebration of style, wit and luxury. From early classics to the Kelly and beyond, fashion at its best, pure 'theatre' (Gaultier). As Dior would say, a beautiful handbag makes you feel like a duchess.

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Winston Churchill CHURCHILL (Imperial War Museum)
Features 54 memorable, often rare wartime photographs of Winston S. Churchill in his finest hour, chosen and introduced by his grand-daughter Celia Sandys.

Winston Churchill photographs, posters
D-Day D-DAY (Imperial War Museum)
Dramatic photos — many rarely seen — of the greatest sea-born invasion ever. Commanders, fighting men and machines, action shots, Resistance heroes…

World war photographs, D-Day
The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Fab Four, beatles photographs THE BEATLES
54 classic photos, many unpublished or rarely seen — including stunning portraits — of the greatest ever musical group.

The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Fab Four, beatles photographs
Rock & Pop legends, Mick Jagger, Rolling stones, The Beatles. rock photography, concert photography ROCK AND POP LEGENDS
54 music legends are featured in brilliant photos from BILL HALEY and ELVIS, through THE BEATLES, STONES and DYLAN, to QUEEN and beyond. Mainstream and maverick, blues, soul, R&B, folk — all are represented, including iconic solo artists and divas like TINA TURNER, CHER and MADONNA.

Rock & Pop legends, Mick Jagger, Rolling stones, The Beatles, rock photography, concert photography
world cup greats, romario, bobby moore WORLD CUP GREATS
This unique pack is illustrated with 18 action shots of legendary World Cup stars, from Puscas, Matthews and the great Pélé to Beckenbauer, Cruyff and Maradona. A personal choice by international soccer expert Brian Glanville — a pack to delight and provoke fans, historians and collectors.

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world cup greats, maradonna, ruud gullit
OPEN CHAMPIONS (Royal & Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrews)
Celebrating the Open Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, The Home of Golf, and great Open champions including Snead and Locke, Nicklaus and Faldo.

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MODERN ART (Guggenheim Museum)
The Guggenheim Museum, New York, presents their choice of masterpieces including some of the greatest paintings by Renoir, Cézanne and Degas.

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GRAND PRIX (National Motor Museum, Beaulieu)
16 great FORMULA 1 championship drivers and cars — from Fangio and Maserati to Hill and Williams/Renault. In classic photographs from the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

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ART OF NATURE
A collectors' pack from the Natural History Museum, London. Exotic and beautiful creatures, fruits and flowers on magnificent paintings and prints of the natural world.

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THE GLORY OF VENICE
A connoisseur's edition celebrating masterpieces of Venetian painting, from Giorgione and Titian to Veronese and Canaletto, including scenes of Venice in her glory.

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IMPRESSIONIST PORTRAITS
Enchanting portraits by the greatest of Impressionist artists - including RENOIR and MONET, VAN GOGH and CEZANNE.

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THE BEATLES
A collectors’ pack of traditional playing cards, celebrating 40 years of chart dominance by the world’s greatest group, in classic photos of The Beatles performing, clowning and relaxing —including rare and beguiling portraits of four remarkable, uniquely gifted stars, who created a musical phenomenon.

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THE CECIL BEATON ROYAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM
54 beautiful photographs of the ROYAL FAMILY by the great Society photographer Sir CECIL BEATON. Resplendent portraits and informal studies of H.M. THE QUEEN and the ROYAL FAMILY — memorable and intimate moments from a unique family album.

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